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Water relations and the root regeneration response of Douglas-fir

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuchigami, Leslie H.
dc.creator Cobb, Cheryl Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-22T20:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-22T20:50:37Z
dc.date.copyright 1977-03-23
dc.date.issued 1977-03-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/23498
dc.description Graduation date: 1978 en_US
dc.description.abstract The effect of lifting date and root-pruning treatments on water potential, root regeneration, and shoot growth of six-month-old and three-year-old Douglas-fir seedlings bare-root transplanted into a growth chamber, and sawdust bed, respectively, was studied. Root growth in six-month-old and three-year-old seedlings was highest in February and August respectively. Survival was highest in November for seedlings of both ages. The time to first root growth, water potential four weeks after transplanting, and survival were correlated. The possibility that the maintenance of plant turgor above the critical level necessary to allow root growth is important for survival of an actively growing transplant is discussed. The effect of root-pruning on transplant water potential, root growth and survival varied with season. In a second study six-month-old Douglas-fir seedlings were subjected to eight drying cycles in which the seedlings were allowed to dry to a -15 bar water potential before watering. Root growth, water potential, and survival of transplants were measured under stressed and control conditions. Water potential, soil moisture content and survival of seedlings subjected to a prolonged drying period were recorded. Preconditioning treatments were effective in increasing drought resistance under stress conditions. Reductions in shoot elongation, dry matter production, and early bud set were noted. Though inadvertant watering of the transplants made conclusions impossible, survival data and' data collected prior to watering indicate that root growth and survival were improved by the treatment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Douglas fir en_US
dc.title Water relations and the root regeneration response of Douglas-fir en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Horticulture en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Agricultural Sciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using Scamax Scan+ V. on a Scanmax 412CD by InoTec in PDF format. LuraDocument PDF Compressor V. used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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